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Developing a restaurant? Why not just hit your head with a hammer?

Reality Check: The industry's rebound is being hampered by a host of construction and permitting issues. And the near-term outlook isn't good.


Despite a host of concerns, restaurant franchisees remain optimistic

The Bottom Line: Margins took a hit last year and inflation remains a concern. But a new survey says most franchise operators are optimistic. Here’s why.

The AI chat bot can do a little bit of everything, from writing menu descriptions to spitballing with the CEO. But its most intriguing abilities could take years to refine.

The days of the tip jar are mostly in the past. But are POS tip prompts hurting more than helping? Fast-food employees give their perspective.

Organized labor is pushing to end it. But there’s less than a consensus among other parties. Still, supporters of the credit are bracing for more battles.

The company reimburses its executives for their purchases of Domino’s food, which gives us some insight into their pizza-buying habits. CEO Russ Weiner bought $7,000 worth of pizzas last year.

Inflation, guest expectations and a customer’s mood all play into how generous or stingy a tip will be. Good service may have nothing—or a lot—to do with it.

Many have tried to move away from traditional tipping, only to turn back. But the idea continues to evolve as operators look for new models to ensure pay equity.

The regulations have actually been simplified at the federal level. But they remain sufficiently complicated to require some navigating.

The Bottom Line: CEO Russell Weiner bought more than $1 million in stock earlier this month. But reversing the stock price’s recent slump will take a lot more.

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